Much buzz blew through the reggae world in 2008 when roots songstress Etana announced her debut album, The Strong One, which she released via VP. Now we can look forward to a large handful of shows in support of the album. She’ll take her always conscious and sometimes heartbreaking tunes through the left half of the U.S. and Canada this summer at these shows:

06/24 San Diego, CA – The Belly Up
06/25 Venture, CA – The Karma Lounge
06/26 Los Angeles, CA – TBA
06/27 San Juan Capistrano, CA – The Coach House
06/28 Redondo Beach, CA – The Brixton
06/30 Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley
07/01 Sacramento, CA – The Avalon
07/02 Fairfax, CA – 19 Broadway
07/03 San Francisco, CA – The Independent
07/04 Mendocino, CA – The Crown Hall
07/05 Santa Rosa, CA – The Casbar
07/08 Portland, OR – Berbati’s Pan
07/09 Seattle, WA – Columbia City Theatre
07/10 Vancouver, BC – Richards on Richards
07/11 Nelson, BC – The Spirit Bar
07/13 Missoula, MT – The Other Side
07/14 Salt Lake City, UT – Urban Lounge
07/18 Benbow, CA – Reggae on the River